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Financial Specialist Salary Information

The salary statistics of financial specialists are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of financial specialists in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of financial specialists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The financial specialists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Financial Specialist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,700
25th Percentile Wage
$51,510
50th Percentile Wage
$68,780
75th Percentile Wage
$94,940
90th Percentile Wage
$131,800

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for financial specialists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) financial specialists is $131,800. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,700. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 240% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of financial specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201668,7801.51%8.30%
201567,7402.24%-
201466,2201.99%-
201364,9002.82%-
201263,070--

Table 2. Financial Specialist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of financial specialists in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for financial specialists occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $80,110. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $56,070).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$80,110
Utilities
$78,430
Information
$77,180
Finance and Insurance
$73,170
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$73,120
Manufacturing
$71,690
Retail Trade
$71,350
Wholesale Trade
$69,630
Transportation and Warehousing
$68,190
Construction
$67,000
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$66,800
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$66,430
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$65,570
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$63,970
Federal, State, and Local Government
$63,660
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$62,960
Health Care and Social Assistance
$60,940
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$60,660
Educational Services
$58,430
Accommodation and Food Services
$56,070

Table 3. Salaries of Financial Specialist Related Occupations

The average annual salary of financial specialist related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.

Occupation Median Annual Salary
Personal Financial Advisors
$90,530
Financial Analysts
$81,760
Financial Analysts and Advisors
$80,940
Financial Examiners
$79,280
Budget Analysts
$73,840
Credit Analysts
$69,930
Other Financial Specialists
$69,470
Accountants and Auditors
$68,150
Insurance Underwriters
$67,680
Loan Officers
$63,650
Credit Counselors and Loan Officers
$61,030
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$52,060
Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
$51,850
Tax Examiners, Collectors and Preparers, and Revenue Agents
$45,300
Credit Counselors
$44,380
Tax Preparers
$36,550



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